Best Strawberry and Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
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Strawberry and Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

A tasty and healthy chicken salad recipe that you can cook in under 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 portions
Author Blondelish

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts skin on
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts raw or toasted

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar with olive oil, honey, smoked paprika, fennel seeds, salt, and pepper, until blended.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a shallow bowl and pour half of the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Spray a grill pan or non-stick pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. 
    Place the chicken breasts on the hot pan. Cook for 3 minutes then flip them. Cook for another 3 minutes, and turn
    Reduce the cooking temperature to medium low and cook the chicken for 15 minutes more, turning every 5 minutes or so. 
    Cooking time depends on the chicken's thickness, but it will be fully cooked when it hits 75C/165F degrees internal temperature. 
    Let it rest for 5 minutes then slice it.
  • Place the spinach, strawberries and red onion in a bowl. Add the avocado, sliced chicken, and top with feta and hazelnuts. 
  • Pour the remaining dressing, mix and serve immediately.